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Explorer Ventures/Nimrod Full report N   GBR;nothern detached,[N/A]   The operation office is in Cairnes, and as we intended to do much of our diving in the far north in the Coral Sea and near Papua Ne... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2004   Leanne Wells
250+ Dives
 
The Great Escape Full report Y   Western Australia   This was without a doubt the best liveaboard or diving we've done! The service was spectacular but the main feature was the prist... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2004   PJ Halter
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   Townsville - Coral Sea   We boarded the Spoilsport in the evening in the Townsville harbor for the 6 night Coral Sea Expedition trip. The overnight trip ou... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2003   Gary Krippendorf
100+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Barrier Reef, Cooktown-Cairns   Assemble in Cairns, perhaps fly to Cooktown or beyond at 1000 ft- a bonus- to join boat. Sleeps 18, 12 this trip- kept 4 in a cabin d... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   C.F. Ward
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball's Supersport Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Mike Balls Supersport Great Barrier Reef, Australia June, 2004 John Crossley What a classy operation Mike Ball has! I wa... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
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Mike Ball Spoilsport Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   The good: The Spoilsport is a large, stable catamaran with comfortable cabins, great dive deck, a large eating/ lounge area, good ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
2/2003   David Reubush
250+ Dives
 
Divers Den Full report N   [N/A]   I had a layover of two days in Cairns Australia before returning home. On my return trip home on Continental Airlines I was delaye... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   Nimrod Explorer may have had something of a checkered past, judging by other readers' past reports, but my trip was first rate all... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2003   Barry Zigas
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   [N/A]   This journey to Australia was our first "big" trip. And it was big indeed, surpassing our every expectation. We booked the ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Rick Sterne/Chris Button
100+ Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report N   GBR   I spent 6 days with the Undersea Explorer out of Port Douglas, diving the North GBR (Osprey Reef, Cod Hole, Admiralty Anchor, Pixi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Warren Verbanec
100+ Dives
 
Down Under Dive Full report Y   Saxon, Hastings,Norman Reefs   First I must say that I am very new to the sport having been certified only months before this trip. I also don't write for a liv... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   Jeffrey Anderson
<100 Dives
 
Mike Ball Supersport Full report Y   gbr   good operation good weather good people / staff good diving. nothing bad whish I had known it would be booked 6 months in adv... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2003   mike foust
<100 Dives
 
Nimrod Explorer Full report N   GBR   Quad share quarters are a little cramped. Only toilets are ensuite which is inconvenient in a quad share. There are no others av... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Pat Aderman
250+ Dives
 
M/V Diversity Full report Y   GBR   Great boat with clean & comfortable accomodations, gourmet food and extremely helpful & friendly crew. This is a fast boat th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Pat Aderman
250+ Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report Y   GBR / Osprey Reef   Not a luxurious boat by any means but adequate. 4 heads shared by 18 guests (boat is a little bit crowded). The food is really exc... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   Rebufat
250+ Dives
 
Undersea Explorer Full report Y   Northern Great Barrier Reef   An excellent vessel for "serious" divers who want to see parts of the Great Barrier Reef that others don't get to. The boat was ad... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2003   Charles Shippam
500+ Dives
 
Sea Quest (Dive Down Under) Full report N   [N/A]   Diving on day boats from Cairns can be a very restricing experience. The boat operations tend to over controll concentrating on g... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Joseph
250+ Dives
 
Quicksilver/ [same]Diversity Full report Y   [N/A]   The bad was that the Coral Sea can stay rough for long periods of time, the good, we hit it right on our trip and it was qui... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Jerry Hamberg
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (Spoilsport) Full report Y   Coral Sea & GBR   Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (Spoilsport) is a first class dive operation. The crew did everything possible to accommodate the diver... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Richard J. Troberman
100+ Dives
 
Lizard Island resort/ Lizard Island Full report N   Lizard Island   We were dropped off at Lizard Island at the end of a 3. 5 day live- aboard trip with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Lizard Island is... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2002   Wayne Leonard
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report Y   Great Barrier Reef   This was a 3. 5 day trip - on way from Cairns to Lizard Island. Managed 11 dives during the trip (the max offered. ) The trip w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2002   Wayne Leonard
100+ Dives
 
Mike Ball SpoilSport Full report Y   Yongala Wreck & Coral Sea   Warning: As has been reported elsewhere in Undercurrent, Mike Ball charges Americans (North and South), Japanese, and some others... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2002   James & Kandace Heimer
250+ Dives
 
Lizard Island Resort Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Lizard Island is home to a first class tropical island resort with opportunities for snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Re... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2002   Barton Smith
<100 Dives
 
Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise Full report N   Great Barrier Reef   Quicksilver operates a number of Great Barrier Reef day cruises out of Port Douglas, Queensland. On the Outer Reef Cruise, the MV... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2002   Barton Smith
<100 Dives
 
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